Cardiac Arrhythmias 2003: Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias, Venice 5-8 October 2003

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Antonio Raviele
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 10, 2003 - Medical - 922 pages
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The field of cardiac arrhythmias has been evolving so fast during the last years that scientific meetings are frequently necessary to present technological advances, to communicate results of relevant and innovative researches, to assess the impact of recently developed diagnostic and therapeutical tools, to discuss controversial aspects, and to reach a consensus on the most appropriate evaluation and management of specific problems. This is the main reason why in 1988 we started to organize a biannual International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias. Since then many editions of the workshop have taken place and over the years the fame and popularity of the event have increased continuously. This book contains the Proceedings of the Eighth Edition of the Workshop th th held in Venice at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini from the 5 to the 8 of October 2003. During the meeting all the principal aspects of the different arrhythmias, from epidemiology to physiopathology, electrogenetic mechanisms, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, pshycological implications and economic costs have been discussed among the numerous experts and participants.
  

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Contents

Do They Exist?
3
G 427
10
Can We Do
23
Prognostic Significance and Management
37
How Effective and Safe Is this Strategy for Treatment
51
Is It Useful to Avoid Immediate
65
Does the Policy of Repeated Early Cardioversion for Recurrences of Atrial
79
a New Effective
93
Can the Current Results
451
PRACTICAL ASPECTS INDICATIONS AND COSTEFFECTIVENESS
461
The Real Economic Impact of the MADITII Study on the European
475
CostEffectiveness of ICD Implantation in Clinical Settings Different From
505
The Present and Future Solution for Clinically
519
Do Dualchamber Devices
535
Where Are We Now and Where
555
Are We Well Enough Equipped and Prepared
569

Is This Still a Valid Option?
107
Is it Already Time to Update the Recent
127
How Effective and Safe Are They in the Treatment
141
Is a Cure at Hand?
159
Catheter Laser Balloon Ablation
173
What Is
205
Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial
221
What Is the Best Practical Scheme for Initiating Oral Anticoagulant
231
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
252
What Are
263
What Is the Role
285
Is ICD Implantation Useful in Patients with Arrhythmogenic
323
What Is the Mechanism
339
Localization and Ablation
357
An Indicator of Increased Risk
371
DrugInduced Torsade de Pointes Role of Genetic Factors
379
What Is The Prognostic Value of NonSustained Ventricular Tachycardia
397
Surgical Revascularization in Patients with Ischemiarelated Ventricular
413
Heart Transplantation in Frequently Recurrent DrugRefractory
427
How Useful is the Clinical History?
589
Patients with Structural Heart Disease Syncope of Unknown Origin
607
Water Drinking to Prevent Orthostatic Hypotension and Neurally Mediated
625
New Insights
679
Remodeling of Sinus Node Function Produced by Supraventricular
685
When Is It Selectively Indicated?
719
Does It Allow Automatic Capture Detection?
733
What May We Expect?
759
How Are Perfusion and Adrenergic Innervation of the Left Ventricle
777
What Are the Benefits of Digital
793
Upgrading from Right Ventricular Apical Pacing to Biventricular Pacing
815
Patients with Heart Failure and Right Bundle Branch Block or Nonspecific
829
Which Left Ventricular Stimulation Site Is Best for Cardiac
837
Is Atrial Resynchronization
851
How to Detect and Manage PacemakerICD Failure and Infections
885
How to Detect and Treat superior Vena Cava Obstruction Caused
903
What Is
909
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About the author (2003)

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS
Department of Cardiology
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Antonio Raviele
Graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery at Universita' degli Studi di Napoli of University of Napoli in 1971
Specialized in Cardiology at Florence University in 1974
Since 1995 Chief of the Cardiology Division and since 2000 Chief of the Cardiovascular Department of the Umberto I Hospital of Venice-Mestre, Italy
From 2000 to 2004 President of AIAC, Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing; from 2004 to 2006 Past-President of the same Association
Founding Father and current General Secretary of ECAS, European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society

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